About the Photographers


Spring Basin Wilderness

Spring Basin Wilderness

Spring Basin Wilderness

With 10,000 acres of undulating terrain, secluded canyons and spectacular vantages of the John Day Country, Spring Basin is magnificent to explore This public treasure, forever protected as Wilderness, offers a profusion of desert wildflowers in the spring and year-round recreational opportunities for hikers, horseback

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Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water

Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water


Chad Brown on Fly Fishing

Chad Brown on Fly Fishing

All of the images you see on this website, as well as our calendar, website, and social media, are generously contributed by photographers who share our passion for protecting public lands.

Check out the short bios below to meet the intriguing conservation-minded photographers who contribute frequently to our website and calendar. If you’d like to get involved, you can share your photos, too. Please connect with Communications Manager Lace Thornberg to see about our current needs.

Michelle Alvarado Michelle has worked for National Geographic, and her film work has been featured at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, on PBS, and on the BBC. Michelle is the owner and operator of Wahoo Films, where she produces short feature films and compelling “docu-mercials” that connect non-profits, government agencies, and companies. See more: www.wahoofilms.com

Sean Bagshaw Sean Bagshaw is Southern Oregon’s premier landscape, nature and travel photographer. His company, Outdoor Exposure Photography, specializes in images for use in design, calendars and greeting cards, editorial, Web application, advertising, marketing and public relations campaigns. In addition to providing stock images for publications, all of his images are also available as gallery quality fine art photographic prints for home or office. See more: www.outdoorexposurephoto.com

Michelle Barnett (Bauer) Michelle provided all of the professional headshots of our staff. Michelle is a photographer, artist, and small business owner based in Portland, specializing in business and family portraiture. Her passion is for establishing authentic and genuine connections with people and exploring the beauty of the world around her. See more: www.mbauerphotography.com

Sage Brown Sage is a professional photographer and valuable ONDA volunteer, hiking countless miles surveying mammals and capturing the beauty of the Oregon Desert. An avid fly-fisherman, Sage longs to be out of the city, immersed in “fresh air and a wide open landscape.” You will find his photography published by Keen, Lands End, and the Western Rivers Conservancy. See more: http://sagebrown.com

Greg Burke Over the past decade, Greg has been a prominent contributor to the ONDA Wild Desert Calendar. Beyond the Oregon desert, Greg’s captivating photography will take you on an adventure throughout the U.S., Europe, and Africa. See more: http://www.pbase.com/gb_photo

Devin Dahlgren Devin creates photographs of the magical places in the Pacific Northwest and beyond with the hope that these photographs will communicate to the viewer that no matter how many challenges our world currently faces, it’s still an amazingly beautiful and majestic place. See more: www.devindahlgren.com

Jim Davis Jim’s landscape photographs were the primary inspiration for the Wild Desert Calendar, motivating ONDA to compile regional photography in a captivating showcase of the Oregon Desert. His images provoke his audience to explore and protect the natural value of the desert. Beyond photography, Jim builds and remodels beautiful homes.See more: www.flickr.com/desertdustimages

Tyson Fisher Based out of Silverton, Oregon, a small town nestled below the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, about an hours drive from Portland, Tyson Fisher believes that being in the presence of our wild places provides an endless source of wonder and inspiration. “ We need wilderness. It’s part of us. I’m passionate about preserving what we have left.” He is self-taught, having first drawn inspiration from the black and white images of Ansel Adams and the color works of Galen Rowell and Art Wolfe. See more: www.tysonfisher.com

Kevin Grove Kevin’s passion for nature is unmatched. A mountaineer since the 1990s, Kevin performs astonishing feats. He uses photography to encourage himself and his audience to “slow down, be present, and live every moment.” He is an associate professor of Physics and Engineering at Central Oregon Community College and on the board of directors of Central Oregon Avalanche Association’s Professional Observer program. He spoke at TedX Bend 2017.

Devlin Holloway Devlin took his first pictures on his mother’s Kodak Brownie and began shooting the deserts of Eastern Oregon in 1968. A  retired hypnotherapist, it was a love of nature and the outdoors that led him to become a self-trained photographer. His intimate portraits of desert wildlife grace our 2018 Wild Desert Calendar, and you can find his hand-produced photo greeting cards at the Four Rivers Cultural Center Gift shop.




Bruce Jackson Landscapes by photographic artist Bruce Jackson will transport you to real and symbolic places of peace, balance and beauty. With his work, he extends “an invitation to experience the poetry of place, and to carry that compassion and serenity into our daily lives.” His photograph of Steens Mountain wildflowers was presented to President Clinton in 2001. See more: www.brucejackson.com

Jesse Laney As a student and professional in Wildlife Science and Natural Resource Management, Jesse documents his travels via photo and blog. With a particular affection for wildlife, Jesse is passionate about protecting the natural and cultural elements of the wild desert for his children and for generations to come. See more: www.flickr.com/people/jessealaney

Mark Lisk Dive into Mark’s images to experience color and expanse that few will ever see. Dedicated to trekking deserts, mountains, and river canyons of the American West, Mark fits whole universes of wilderness into single frames. He has published six books, including Void. See more: www.markliskphotography.com

Alan Majchrowicz is a professional nature and landscape photographer based in Bellingham, Washington. Alan’s photographs have been widely published in books, magazines, calendars, posters, major advertising campaigns, product designs, and by the tourism industry throughout the world. His fine art prints grace many corporate and residential venues. Alan spends considerable time every year traveling in search of outstanding imagery from the natural world. See more: http://alanmajchrowicz.com.

James Parsons James’ images will take you on a virtual journey the amazing state of Oregon – a state of “extremes.” Finding himself in remote parts of the state, often in inopportune weather, James captures unique still and time-lapse digital photographs. He has made a recent transition from his previous occupation designing artificial limbs for amputees to full-time dedication to photography, guiding, and conducting workshops. See more: www.extremeoregon.net

Tyler Roemer For more than a decade, this Oregon-based photographer has explored the globe—from Yosemite to the Japanese Alps to the Pacific Northwest—pursuing a singular passion: capturing genuine life moments in the outdoors with athletes at play. Tyler’s photographs have appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times, Men’s Journal, Rock & Ice and Outside Magazine, among others both editorial and commercial. Tyler also partners with nonprofit organizations like ONDA each year. See more: www.tylerroemer.com

Steve Roelof Steve’s passion evolved as a river and fly-fishing guide in Colorado’s high country. As an architect based in Portland, Oregon, he studies the form and function of landscapes. His admiration for the might and majesty of western rivers is illustrated in the light, color, and composition of his images. See more: www.westernriverimages.com

Barb Rumer Barb is an ONDA member who lives an active, adventurous lifestyle including cycling, hiking, skiing, and exploring the National Parks. She captures brilliant photos of landscapes and wildlife from sunup to sundown.

Kevin Smith Kevin’s love of photography blossomed at the age of 12. After joining the Army in the Vietnam Era, he developed his craft serving Lyndon B. Johnson under White House photographer Yoishi Okamoto – the first official presidential photographer. Now retired and an active birder, he captures gorgeous aviary shots throughout Central Oregon.